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Natural Experiment, Dogged Investigation, Yield Clue to Devastating Neurological Disease


After a 29-year quest, Ian Duncan, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has finally pinpointed the cause of a serious neurologic disease in a colony of rats.
19-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grazing for the Greater Good: Study Finds Amoeba “Grazing,” Killing Bacteria Usually Protected by Film

A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of bacteriology has shown the first proof that a certain group of amoeba called dictyostelids can penetrate biofilms and eat the bacteria within.
18-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work, newly published in the...
12-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Internet Atlas Maps the Physical Internet to Enhance Security


Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently emerged, thanks to painstaking work by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and their collaborators.
11-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Wisconsin Project Brings Milky Way’s Ionized Hydrogen Into Focus


Building on efforts to tease out a new and mostly hidden feature of our galaxy, a team from UW-Madison’s astronomy department developed WHAM, a spectrometer capable of detecting the faint, diffuse light emanating from the space between the stars.
11-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experiments Test How Easy Life Itself Might Be

Combining theory with experiment, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists are trying to understand how life can arise from non-life. Researchers at the UW–Madison Wisconsin Institute for Discovery are conducting experiments to test the idea...
6-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Massive, Computer-Analyzed Geological Database Reveals Chemistry of Ancient Ocean


A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back decades has unraveled a longstanding mystery of ancient life: Why did easy-to-see and once-common...
30-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Winning Contest Images Combine Art and Discovery of Science

Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the university's 2017 Cool Science Image Contest.
30-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UW-Madison Bioethicist Co-Chairs Gene Editing Study


R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and longtime student of the regulation and ethics of biotechnology, was named co-chair of a study committee established Nov. 12 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to look into the...
13-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

UW Experts: Census Bureau’s Annual ‘Poverty Numbers’ Provide Good News

The new “poverty numbers” from the U.S. Census Bureau reflect some good news for the nation’s antipoverty efforts, according to UW–Madison experts.
18-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New MOOCs to Focus on Environmental and Community Themes

It was Aldo Leopold — the 20th century conservationist, father of wildlife management and former University of Wisconsin faculty member, who once said, “There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other and the relation...
1-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth


It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient crystal to 4.4 billion years ago, skeptics questioned the dating. Then, in 2013, Valley's...
17-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor


Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying “stem cell tourism.”
24-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT

UW-Madison Offers Olympics Experts

23-Jul-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Extreme Heat Raises Climate Change Questions, Concerns

The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
5-Jul-2012 4:05 PM EDT

Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory

3-Jul-2012 10:20 AM EDT

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